dept. of chemistry & dept. of applied mathematics, western university, london, ontario, canada
Today is August 17. On this day:
  • 1969: Otto Stern, !943 Nobel Laureate in Physics, known for the Stern-Gerlach experiment, died in Berkeley (CA, USA).
  • 1777: Hans Christian Ørsted, famous for discovering that electric currents generate magnetic fields, was born in Rudkøbing (DEN).
  • 1601 or 1607: Pierre de Fermat, know for his numerous contributions to mathematics and optics including Fermat's Last Theorem, was born in Beaumont-de-Lomagne (FRA).

Read more: Under the influence of alcohol: The effect of ethanol and methanol on lipid bilayers, Biophys. J. 90, 1121-1135 (2006) & Structural effects of small molecules on phospholipid bilayers investigated by MD Fluid Phase Equilibria 225, 63-68 (2004) & Influence of Ethanol on Lipid Membranes: From Lateral Pressure Profiles to Dynamics and Partitioning, J. Phys. Chem. B 112, 4131-4139 (2008).

This is the home page of SoftSimu, the Biological and Soft Matter & Nanomaterials Group of Prof. Mikko Karttunen. Our research is geared towards the interface between condensed matter physics, biology and biomedical sciences. Typically, we employ large scale computer simulations combined with analytical studies. Most of our projects are done in collaboration with experimental groups.

We concentrate on problems related to multiscale modeling of biological systems, lipid membranes, pattern formation in reaction-diffusion systems, and computational methods. From these pages you'll find more about our research, downloadable software, events, computational facilities and jobs/studentships.

If you would like to know more, get re/preprints, suggest a collaboration, etc., please don't hesitate to contact us!

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